Managing DVM | Brand NEW Teaching Hospital | Chicago, IL
National Veterinary Associates
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
DVM or equivalent
Internal Number: 11414
Are you an experienced veterinarian that has a passion for teaching and entrepreneurship? Are you someone that loves to coach and mentor new graduate DVMs? NVA is looking for a Full time Medical Director to be a part of Chicago’s brand-new Teaching Hospital, servicing local non-profit rescue organizations and providing low-cost community care.
As the clinical leader of our first ever Teaching Hospital, the Medical Director, in collaboration with the Director of Divisional Operations, will be responsible for mentoring new graduates, fostering a safe environment for learning and teamwork, and ensuring quality medicine is delivered. The Medical Director will be responsible for setting clear program objectives and deliverables, creating measures for success, and communicating progress toward objectives with all stakeholders. The primary function of this role is leadership, teaching and oversight; however, some clinical practice may be required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
New Grad Mentorship
Monitor new graduate performance, provide regular and effective feedback and coaching
Set medical direction and standard-of-care norms, and ensure new graduates can execute against
Accelerate new graduate surgical skillsets and confidence via one-on-one mentorship
Leading Staff and Practice
Develop program documentation for the enrollment and recruitment of participants
Attend outside recruiting events at universities and local community colleges
Develop program details, including content development, facilitation, success criteria, measurement, and reports to key stakeholders
Maintains and builds the reputation of the clinic in the community; encourages positive ongoing community involvement
Assist with development and oversight of program budget and KPIs
Manages partnership and relationships with divisional leadership, and local shelters and non-profits
Skills and Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university
Exceptional proficiency in surgical and dental procedures
Excellent history of clinical mentorship, training, and development
Strong business acumen and critical thinking
An ideal candidate for this role is one who loves to teach, train, mentor, coach, and develop others. The Medical Director should thrive in creation and entrepreneurship and should have a passion to innovate for the benefit of the profession. The Medical Director should demonstrate strong initiative and intrinsic motivation, as they will have a significant amount of day-to-day autonomy and empowerment. This role may require minimal travel.
NVA is a leading global veterinary community of more than 1,400 veterinary hospitals and pet resorts united in the love of animals and the people who love them. Our animal care ecosystem spans the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Rooted in a culture of compassion, innovation and collaboration, NVA champions each hospital's unique culture and provides the support and opportunities veterinary teams need to deliver exceptional care to pets and their families.